Licensed Social Worker
In my work as a therapist I place a strong emphasis on creating a processional working relationship built on trust and feelings of safety. It is essential that you feel safe when working with me in order to heal. My goal is to help you learn more about your strengths, your values, and your dreams for your future. I want to help you feel more in control of your mental health so that your quality of life can be improved. You deserve to feel better and to live the life that you desire.
I received my Master’s in Social Work at Michigan State University and completed an Evidenced Based Trauma Treatment certificate program while obtaining this degree. I was trained in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and was able to administer TF-CBT to adolescents in the local school system. Through this experience I developed a strong passion in working with youth who have a history of trauma and painful life events. This also provided me with the insight that early intervention is key in preventing further mental health issues as well as trauma exposure.
After I graduated I gained experience working as a case manager at a local community mental health agency and then later I gained experience as an outpatient therapist where I worked with people of all ages and presenting issues. Through these experiences I found that trauma is a theme in the vast majority of individuals lives.
I am enhancing my professional skills by completing Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) training which is a type of trauma-informed therapy that has years of evidenced-based research that proves it is one of the most effective therapies for those experiencing trauma-related symptoms. I would also like to note that I am especially interested in working with LGBTQ members and am open to working with those who are above the age of 10. Other areas of interest include working with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief/loss, self-esteem issues, and self-harm